Life Part Two

The adventures of Fay and Bob as they move beyond the 9 to 5 life

Balloon Festival

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We drove 2 1/2 hours north on Friday to the Statesville Balloon Festival.   It was supposed to have lift off at 4:30 Friday and more activities starting 8 a.m. on Sat.   Unfortunately the rain canceled the flights so we went to wineries instead and waited for beautiful weather at 3:30 on Saturday afternoon and evening  and early Sunday morning.   There were about 55 balloons and it was beautiful.  Plenty of people there but not crowded.  Lots of food, music and an all around family friendly wonderful experience.  They did give rides but they aere $200 a person. The night time balloon lighting was especially  beautiful.   I encourage you to read a little about the history of this festival and some answers to frequently asked questions about hot air balloons.   I thought it was interesting.

http://www.carolinaballoonfest.com/history.htm

http://www.carolinaballoonfest.com/faq.htm

 I think the photos say the rest.

Carolina Balloon Festival

Carolina Balloon Festival

Blowing up some of the balloons.

Blowing up some of the balloons.

 

Balloon right over head.

Balloon right over head.

The sky full of balloons.   The picture does not do it justice.

The sky full of balloons. The picture does not do it justice.

This little fellow was so CUTE!   He clapped every time a new balloon was released.

This little fellow was so CUTE! He clapped every time a new balloon was released.

Took my breath away!

Took my breath away!

Author: Fay

Follow the adventures of Fay and Bob, 65 plus, as they explore the country to look for a new home, sell their MN home, finally move and get settled into a new state and town.

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